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Parallel import guidance clarified by CJEU

By Charlie Bond and John Coldham The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling clarifying what you can, and cannot, do if you wish to import goods from one Member State of the EU to another. In summary, it has ruled that the trademark owner cannot oppose the further commercialisation of […]

Canadian cannabis companies gaining traction in US

By Henry A Harris and Stephen Franchetto With the Cannabis Act (Bill C 45) set to be voted on by the Senate of Canada in two weeks (June 7, 2018) and legalization of marijuana expected in the coming months, Canada’s largest cannabis company today became the first marijuana producer to be approved for listing on the […]

Draft law: Russia’s counter-sanctions against the US and other states

On 17 May 2018, the State Duma adopted in the second reading the draft Federal Law ‘On the Measures (Countermeasures) in Response to Unfriendly Actions of the USA and(or) other Foreign States’ (hereinafter – the ‘Draft Law’). Compared to the initial version introduced by a group of deputies in April this year, the Draft Law […]

Poland: Basic legal aspects of branch and representative office activity

By Łukasz Szostak Under the Polish law, a foreign entrepreneur may, based on the reciprocity principle, set up its branch in the Republic of Poland. The scope of the branch’s activity may include only the activity that is performed by the entrepreneur in the country of its incorporation…

Mongolia: Legal summary on electronic money regulation

The new law on the National Payment System, dated 31 May 2017, shall become effective from 1 January 2018. The importance of the new law is an integrated payment system launch between the Central Bank, commercial banks, legal entities, other financial institutions and individual customers. As result of the law enactment, the Central Bank will […]

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Jumeirah panel invited to Dubai get-together

Dubai-based Jumeirah Group is following in the footsteps of major UK ­corporates such as BT and Sainsbury’s by bringing together its panel firms for a conference. The real estate developer, whose portfolio includes ­luxury assets such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, is organising a two-day conference in Dubai later this year for its newly […]

SRA hikes minimum salaries

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has raised minimum trainee solicitor salaries by 4.3 per cent across the board, in line with inflation. London-based firms must now pay trainee solicitors a minimum of £18,420 – up from £17,660 last year – and firms in the rest of England and Wales must pay trainees a minimum of […]

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Daniel Winterfeldt: Simmons & Simmons

If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you have been?A psychiatrist (insert joke here). What was your first-ever job?Working in a Jewish deli in Cincinnati called Izzy’s as a busboy and waiter. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Working two all-nighters in a row and being told by a partner who finally let us […]

Alston & Bird lands IndyMac role

Atlanta-based Alston & Bird is advising on issues surrounding collapsed US bank IndyMac. The California bank is a longstanding client of Alston. Washington DC partner Dwight Smith is leading Alston’s team on a number of issues relating to the bank’s collapse, including the transfer of its assets to the government. Alston is also continuing to […]

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